Lucas Kozeniesky

Air Rifle

Date of birth:



Colorado Springs, Colorado


North Carolina State University ‘17, Sport Management

Olympic Experience:

  • 2020 Tokyo Olympian, silver medalist, 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team; 6th, 10m Air Rifle
  • 2016 Rio Olympian


This North Carolina State standout started shooting his freshman year of high school and a year later had already earned a trip to USA Shooting’s National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, which ultimately motivated him to go shoot in college.

Lucas became the first Wolfpack All-American since 1975 all while earning an individual selection to the NCAA Championships in air rifle. In 2016, he became the first shooter from North Carolina State University to compete at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 where he placed 21st .

Fueled by his 21st place finish in 2016, Lucas has since made major improvements to his training and mental game. He’s committed to sharing those winning values with junior athletes through his shooting consultation business, Team Winning Solutions (TWS). This year alone, over eight athletes from TWS have committed to go shoot in college .

At Olympic Trials Part 2 in February 2020, Lucas tied a World Record and set a new National Record, securing his spot on the Olympic Team and becoming the first Olympic Qualified Athlete for USA Shooting. Since trials, Lucas won his first ISSF World Cup Medal in New Delhi and re-broke his National Record, just two months shy of Tokyo .

Competition Highlights:

  • 2021 ISSF World Cup New Delhi Gold Medalist (Air) (Men’s Team Air)
  • 2021 ISSF World Cup New Delhi Bronze Medalist (Mixed Team Air)
  • 2020 Tokyo Olympian, silver medalist, 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team; 6th, 10m Air Rifle
  • 2019 Pan American Games 10m Air Rifle, Gold Medalist, 2nd (mixed team air)
  • 2019 National Championships, Gold Medalist (Air)
  • 2018 National Championships, 3rd (Air) 2nd (Three-Position)
  • 2018 Continental American Championships 10m Air Rifle, Silver Medalist
  • 2018 – 15th (prone), 18th (mixed team air), 27th (three-position), 57th (air)
  • 2017 National Championships, Gold Medalist (Air)
  • 2016 Rio Olympian, 21st, 10m Air Rifle
  • 2016 National Championships, gold medalist, Air Rifle and Three-Position
  • 2015 Winter Airgun Championships, silver medalist
  • 2015 National Championships, 4th Place (Junior) in Air Rifle; 22nd Open
  • 2015 National Junior Olympic Championships, 7th, Air Rifle; 17th Prone; 16th Three-Position
  • 2014 World Championships, 29th Place (Junior)
  • 2014 National Junior Olympic Championships, 7th Air Rifle; 4th Three-Position